Never once in Towers of Midnight does the story let you forget how close the Last Battle really is. After twelve books that covering roughly two years’ time, full of meanderings as the characters tried and failed to rally, it’s finally time. And I have no doubt it’s going to be epic. But we aren’t … More Book Review: Towers of Midnight (WoT #13) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
I recently watched an old youtube podcast involving three hosts talk about fantasy. (For the intensely curious: The Story Telling Podcast #16: Writing Fantasy) It was clear that they were not particularly well-versed in the genre, and to be fair it was back from 2013. However, as I listened to them try to to define … More What is Fantasy?
Today’s blog post is going to be a little different from what I usually do in my final post of the month. However, I came to a decision a month or two ago regarding a specific writing project of mine. That is, I decided to stop working on it for the time being, and focus … More Knowing When to Quit
Recently I watched a video by Daniel Greene called “Dear Authors: Writing Magic Systems,” in which he discussed hard magic versus soft magic, and why one isn’t necessarily better than the other. If you aren’t familiar with his videos, I would check them out as Daniel posts fantasy-related content, like me, but better. If you … More On Magic and Writing
Fair warning: This week, we’re talking about Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone. I doubt there will be any spoiler-y stuff, but if you haven’t yet read it, proceed with caution. For some time now, I’ve been thinking about the incorporation of languages in fantasy novels. As I make my way through Children of … More April Reading Reflections
There are certain things that only work if other certain things are correctly placed. For me, the newsletter happens to be one of them. Whether it’s because of technical issues or a general lack of interest, it doesn’t seem to be a thing gathering enough attention to warrant the effort. For right now, I’ve decided … More My Kind of Story